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Building Systems Specialist

December 3 2019
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Systems architect, Design, Building services, HVAC, Civil engineering, Construction, Structure, Health, Safety, Environment, Instrumentation, Controls, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Maintenance, Service
Ottawa, ON

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be "a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada." No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada's economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

About the position
The Building Systems Specialist completes a variety of skilled tasks to ensure that the building systems in the high-availability (HA) facility are continuously operating to support the Bank's mission-critical applications and computing environment. You will be working within an established framework that supports a redundant, highly available, mission critical facility.

Reporting to the Manager of Facilities Services, you perform maintenance of the chillers, water pumps, treatment systems, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), generators, fire suppression systems and other building systems. You also operate, monitor, and maintain these systems to the highest standards.

You will join a dynamic team that provides 24/7 coverage of the facility, working on a rotating shift schedule. 

Your future responsibilities

  • monitor and operate the Building Automation System (BAS);
  • use the Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) to perform predictive, preventative and standard maintenance;
  • monitor electrical and mechanical systems supporting the computer and server rooms;
  • maintain and analyze repair logs and document equipment failures;
  • follow a change management process to plan and execute work;
  • assist in the installation, repair and upgrade, to the electrical, and HVAC components of the building systems to ensure uninterrupted operation of the building's critical systems;
  • apply building expertise to resolve technical problems in collaboration with colleagues and external subject matter experts;
  • provide input for long-term building operations strategies by identifying risks and opportunities for continued improvement of the building systems;
  • maintain a variety of hand and bench tools, trade-related power tools, and test and measurement tools to perform daily tasks;
  • maintain collaborative relationships with team members, internal clients and external partners to support operational objectives.

Your education and experience

  • Trades Certificate in one of the certified trades (e.g., Electrician, Plumber, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Systems Mechanic);


  • high school diploma with a minimum of three years of relevant experience in either:
    • electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, water pumps and treatment, evaporator systems, etc.


  • experience working in critical facilities (e.g., Data Centre, Pharmaceutical, Medical, or Electrical);
  • experience working with fire suppression, UPS, and/or generators systems.

Your knowledge and skills
As a Building Systems Specialist, you are a team player, effective communicator, self-starter, change contributor, and innovative problem solver.

You have knowledge of the following:

  • specialized procedures and regulations related to building system maintenance and other user-related administrative procedures (e.g., with IT specialists);
  • general maintenance procedures related to safety;
  • multiple building codes, ASHRAE standards, standard practice related to O&M and ability to read and understand drawings;
  • hands-on use of computer software such as MS Office, CMMS, Building Automation System.

Where needed, we will provide site specific training.

Language requirement
English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.

What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $60,100 to $70,600 (job grade 13);
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (3 to 5% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (7% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay;
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs;
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement;
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service.

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Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents;
  • Security level required: Reliability; 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.

We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. network